[Review] Hungry Kids Of Hungary- Mega Mountain

Today I was faced with a difficult choice. I could sit in the library and study or I could go to my local CD store and stimulate the economy. Guess which one I chose?

Mega Mountain is the second EP from Hungry Kids of Hungary, a Brisbane band who know how to write a catchy tune or four.They say not to judge a book (or a CD) by it’s cover, but in this case, it’s hard not to. The bright cartoon album art really suits the music on this EP.

The EP begins with Two Stones. It’s a poppy track, with plenty of backing vocals and is reminiscent of  The Beatles. Scattered Diamonds, the first single from the EP has been getting quite a bit of attention latley and for good reason.  It ‘s a bittersweet indie-pop song you can dance to. What’s not to like?

Old Money slows things down a bit and lacks the instant appeal of the first two tracks. That said, it is still a good song.  considering that this is the lowpoint of the EP  they must be doing something right.

The Last track on the EP, Good Times picks things up again and is the kind of song you would sing in the shower. In a good way. It is really fun track and it even has handclaps.

These guys should be huge and I won’t be suprised if that happens after their next relase. They make pop music just as well, if not better, than the interational artists everyone is salivating over at the moment.  Buying this EP is a very sensible way of stimulating the economy indeed.

7/10

Also, the video for Scattered Diamonds is very cool. Puppets!

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